Frank Ramsey Professor of Economics, University of Cambridge
Kaivan Munshi is Frank Ramsey Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge. His research career has been devoted to the analysis of communities and their interaction with economic activity. His recent work has examined the effect of community networks on education, health, and mobility, which are key determinants of growth and development.
Munshi's research has been published in the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the Review of Economic Studies. He is currently Co-editor of the Journal of Development Economics.
Recent work by Kaivan Munshi
Social networks substituted for legally enforced contracts between firms and paved the way for entrepreneurs to flourish
Rural insurance networks in India incentivise adult males to remain in villages, contributing to the country’s low rural-to-urban migration rates
Caste networks play a crucial role in shaping economic mobility in India and can either support or hinder mobility, depending on the circumstances
In this video, Kaivan Munshi discusses the role of informal community-based institutions in migration and the development process